SPE coordinates 10 regional student paper contests at the undergraduate, master’s and doctorate level. The students compete against other students from their region for the opportunity to participate in the International Student Paper Contest, held during the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE).
Currently, the 11 regional contests are recognized by the Society: Canada, Russia & Capsian, Europe, Gulf Coast North America, Rocky Mountain/Mid-Continent/Eastern North America, Latin American & Caribbean, Western North America, Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East and South Asia.
The 2014 SPE Asia Pacific Regional Student Paper Contest received 33 submissions from 12 academic institutions representing 6 countries for the Undergraduate Division; and 44 submissions for the Postgraduate Division representing 12 academic institutions from 8 countries.
This year, one of ITB’s students, Damian Dion Salam (PE’12) has been selected as a finalist for the Undergraduate Division of the Regional Student Paper Contest to be held at the SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition in Adelaide, Australia October 14-16, 2014. Therefore, Damian Dion Salam (PE’12), together with lectures from petroleum engineering department, conducted a number of preparations and stimulations to compete in that Asia Pacific Regional level. After those hard work preparations, Damian Dion Salam sent to Adelaide, Australia on October 13, 2014 and having the competition the next day.
During the competition, there were 12 participants from 12 academic institutions representing 6 countries that present their research project. There were 4 judges from various background such as academic institution, research & development institution, and oil & gas industry. Each participant was given the presentation that last 12 minutes, plus an additional 5 minutes for question & answer session. Fortunately, our delegation from ITB, Indonesia as well, presented impressively in front of the judges and audience. Therefore, Damian Dion Salam became the winner of the 2014 SPE Asia Pacific Regional Paper Contest and would be invited by SPE to present his work at the SPE International Student Paper Contest to be held at the 2015 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) scheduled 28-30 October 2015 in Houston, United States of America. Currently, Damian Dion Salam still working further on his research project, titled “Novel Analysis to determine the Gas Permeability without using Klinkenberg Correlation”, with Ir. Asep Kurnia Permadi, M.Sc., Ph.D. to improve the quality of the paper. Congratulation and good luck!